GEAR Infantry also have two variants: Javelin Infantry, who have a buff against Armor units and GEAR Snipers, who have a buff against Special Forces
GEAR Infantry have two variants, GEAR Snipers and Javelin Infantry. See below for a side-by-side view of the three units
GEAR Snipers have lower stats than GEAR Infantry and a lower upkeep, but that is made up for by a buff against Special Forces. They are, essentially, a better version of Snipers.
Javelin InfantryJavelin Infantry have the same stats as GEAR Snipers but instead of having a buff against Special Forces they have a buff against Armor. They are an upgraded version of RPG Infantry
ObtainingAll three types of GEAR Infantry are only obtainable through the Unit Shop. GEAR Infantry also cost slightly more to train.To recruit GEAR Infantry and variants, you need a Level 5 Barracks, which is available at Tier 8.
GEAR Infantry don't require much watching. They have high enough HP that you can send them on missions/peacekeeping without having to watch them carefully. Once they reach higher levels they become great as you can use them as mission skippers.
GEAR Snipers are great if you keep getting missions like Foreign Affairs where the only enemy units are Special Forces. You can send GEAR Snipers on other missions and peacekeeping but it's probably recommended to equip them and wait until higher levels.
Javelin Infantry are similar to GEAR Snipers in that they are great against the unit they have a buff against but aren't so good against other units. For Javelin Infantry, send them on easy missions (most common missions) and Dul Kaddir Convoy Interception until they have levelled up a couple of times. At that point it'll be safer to send them on other missions and/or peacekeeping.